Rocío has recently finished an International Artist Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music studying with John Bradbury, Nicholas Cox and Antonio Salguero, as well as Andrew Marriner in London, Pascal Moragues in Brussels and Jérôme Compte in Paris. Rocío undertook a Junior Fellowship at the College and completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance obtaining a distinction. Rocío is on the extra list for the Hallé Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rocío has been conducted by Sir Mark Elder, Oliver Knussen, Jac van Steen, Gianandrea Noseda, Roland Böer and Richard Kaufman. She made her debut as a soloist in May 2012 playing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Manchester Camerata.

Rocío completed her undergraduate in Seville, Spain at the Conservatorio Superior Manuel Castillo with a distinction qualification. She was also a student at the Barenboim-Said orchestral academy, where she received one-to-one and chamber music tuition from the Berlin Staatskapelle winds. She played with the Orquesta Joven de Andalucía where she had the opportunity to play with Daniel Barenboim as well as other great conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas and Arturo Tamayo.

Following this, Rocío worked as a freelance with Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid (Spain) where she was conducted by Roberto Abbado, Nicola Luissoti, Enrique Mazzola, Phillippe Bach and Jesús López Cobos among others.

Currently Rocío is freelancing with various professional orchestras, playing recitals around the UK and performing with both the Distractfold Ensemble and Phoenix Clarinet Quartet.


Royal Northern College of Music
Manchester, UK

Conservatorio Superior Manuel Castillo
Seville, Spain

Quickfire Questions

If you weren’t a musician what would you be?
A vet or a biologist.

Which three people, living or dead, would you most like to have dinner with and why?
My grandmother; she died when I was 15, and she could not see my achievements in music (she was the person who introduced me to music) Picasso or Dali – one of these two phenomenal personalities, I would love to know what is going on in their heads. Stravinsky – One of my biggest idols, I would love to have a conversation about his six conferences at Harvard University.